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Wallingford – Fatal Pedestrian Accident

A pedestrian was struck and killed by a vehicle in Wallingford yesterday afternoon.

At 3:35 p.m., emergency teams were dispatched to an area near the intersection of Yale and Old Yale Avenues after reports of an accident came in. 66-year-old Leonard B. James of Meriden parked and left his vehicle in the area, reportedly to retrieve an object on the road. He was struck by a passing 2017 Subaru Forester while attempting to walk back to his SUV. James was officially declared dead at the scene. 66-year-old Eugene Vegliante Jr. of Meriden was driving the Subaru. The incident is currently under investigation. This story will be updated as new info becomes available.

Available evidence does not suggest ill-intent was involved in this case. That said, authorities will continue to collect evidence until liability has been sufficiently established. It’s important to note that injuries or fatalities caused by negligent or reckless behavior may allow victims or their next-of-kin to explore legal avenues against liable parties. Legal experts can help us understand these options and when to best pursue them.

If you or someone you care about was injured in an accident, you may need help navigating the complex challenges of paying for your medical bills, recouping your lost wages, and regaining your quality of life. The Connecticut attorneys with Jonathan Perkins Injury Lawyers can help you through this process, working to hold the responsible party accountable for the pain and suffering you have had to endure. Call 800-PERKINS for a free consultation with a lawyer today.

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